A quantitative study of source imaging in random waveguides

Liliana, Borcea and Josselin, Garnier and Chrysoula, Tsogka (2013) A quantitative study of source imaging in random waveguides. (Submitted)

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We present a quantitative study of coherent array imaging of remote sources in randomly perturbed waveguides with bounded cross-section. We study how long range cumulative scattering by perturbations of the boundary and the medium impedes the imaging process. We show that boundary scattering effects can be mitigated with filters that enhance the coherent part of the data. The filters are obtained by optimizing a measure of quality of the image. The point is that there is an optimal trade-off between the robustness and resolution of images in such waveguides, which can be found adaptively, as the data are processed to form the image. Long range scattering by perturbations of the medium is harder to mitigate than scattering by randomly perturbed boundaries. Coherent imaging methods do not work and more complex incoherent methods, based on transport models of energy, should be used instead. Such methods are nor useful, nor needed in waveguides with perturbed boundaries. We explain all these facts using rigorous asymptotic stochastic analysis of the wave field in randomly perturbed waveguides. We also analyze the adaptive coherent imaging method and obtain a quantitative agreement with the results of numerical simulations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics > Department of Applied Mathematics
Depositing User: Chrysoula Tsogka
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 11:40
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 13:47
URI: http://preprints.acmac.uoc.gr/id/eprint/267

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